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The Word 10/31

October 31, 2022|0 Comments

Sole Deo Gloria - to the glory of God alone!The Westminster Shorter Catechism begins with the question, "What is the chief end of man?"  The answer is "Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever."The answer to the all-important question finds its basis in 1 Corinthians 10:31.This is the verse of verses for the filter for all behavior.  Every thought and every word and every action is to go through 1 Corinthians 10:31.As we ponder this essential verse for life we see the word "WHATEVER."That covers any and everything!  It covers even the smallest of things like eating and drinking.The [...]

The Word 10/28

October 28, 2022|0 Comments

Safe and Secure in the Hands of Jesus "I give them eternal life!" What a promise!  Do you recall those precious words of John 3:16? One would read from John 3:16 that God sent His Son that whosoever believes in Him would have eternal life and not perish!!! God sent us a Savior, giving His very own Son so that through Him we could have eternal life. Jesus came to give His life in order to give us life, here now and hereafter forever!!!  WHAT A SAVIOR! "And they shall never perish."  What a 2nd promise!  As a sinner, we completely deserve to [...]

The Word 10/27

October 28, 2022|0 Comments

Getting the most out of your Days One of the central themes of Proverbs is the FEAR OF THE LORD.  From the very beginning of Proverbs in Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction, to the very end in Proverbs 31 where the virtuous woman is known and praised for fearing the Lord, (Prov. 31:30) the fear of the Lord is taught as the way to experience a blessed life here on earth.   Occasionally it is contrasted with the fool or with the wicked as it is here in Proverbs 10:27.  Most [...]

The Word 10/26

October 26, 2022|0 Comments

BEING VALIANT FOR GOD with a HEART FOR GOD Any conversation about King Saul is almost always going to be negative.  After all, he is one of the few who ever gets the admission from the Lord that He "regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel."  (1 Samuel 15:35c)  As King of Israel he is known for acting foolishly and disobedient toward God. 1 Samuel 13:13 has Samuel saying to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you." Yes, King Saul is not one to look at or study for [...]

The Word 10/25

October 25, 2022|0 Comments

The Point of Pride As I started my Christian journey 40 years ago I was taught the sad story of the RICH YOUNG RULER and a professor said what kept him from experiencing salvation was his pride.  The professor said as we witness to be aware of the POINT of PRIDE.  As the gospel is presented the lost person will have to decide to repent of what they believe and/or how they are behaving that is not in line with being a Christian.   For some, it would be the unwillingness to repent of a false belief.  As the claims of [...]

The Word 10/24

October 24, 2022|0 Comments

HANDS THAT PRODUCE POVERTY VS HANDS THAT PRODUCE PROSPERITY.  The book of Proverbs will COMPARE and CONTRAST numerous relevant issues and some get very personal. For example, Proverbs will contrast the wise and the foolish. Proverbs will contrast the righteous and the wicked.  Proverbs will contrast the rich and the poor.  Proverbs will contrast the diligent and the lazy.   In Proverbs 10:4 we get what we might call a two for one.  There is a contrast between the richand the poor, and the lazy (slack hand) and the diligent.   The verse highlights the word hand for it speaks of one’s work.  Our [...]